Side-by-side restaurants that have sprouted up in the QSR segment — dual-concept Dunkin' Donuts/Baskin-Robbins units are one example, Long John Silver's/A&W another — produce admirable cost savings for companies that can make them work. Now 1,800-unit Darden Restaurants says it's going to give this approach a try in full service. The company plans to open the first of three test units this month in Palm Coast, FL. It will feature an Olive Garden on one end and a Red Lobster on the ...

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